New malware sets up proxies on your PC to relay malicious traffic

  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18963

    New malware sets up proxies on your PC to relay malicious traffic

    A new malware strain targeting Windows systems is rearing its ugly head. Named SystemBC, this malware installs a proxy on infected computers.The bad news is that SystemBC never comes alone, and usually, the presence of this malware indicates that a computer was also infected by a second threat.

    Proofpoint researchers, who recently analyzed the malware, say its creators are advertising it on underground cybercrime forums to other malware authors.

    The SystemBC malware is effectively an on-demand proxy component that other malware operators can integrate and deploy on compromised computers alongside their primary strain.

    SystemBC's main role is to create a SOCKS5 proxy server through which the other malware can create a tunnel to bypass local firewalls, skirt internet content filters, or connect to its command-and-control server without revealing its real IP address...

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  2. Pendaws's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1809 (17763.55)

    These people spend SO much time being involved in nefarious schemes, I wonder, is it worth all the time and effort?
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    Is this malware detected by Defender?
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    Pendaws said: View Post
    These people spend SO much time being involved in nefarious schemes, I wonder, is it worth all the time and effort?
    Apparently yes. Nowadays it is all about the money.

    I also wonder why all this effort is not spent on trying to do good, instead of harming others, but I am somewhat idealistic and old-fashioned in that sense.
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  5. Geneo's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Retail

    Steve C said: View Post
    Is this malware detected by Defender?
    Good question, this is a Windows 10 forum after all. I would like to know the answer too.
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